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The best way to see Montenegro in one day is to hire a car and drive along the coastline — even though it is a pocket-sized country, it is still rather tough to get a true feel for all of it by foot.
To start your day, Forbes Travel Guide’s editors suggest spending the morning relaxing on the beaches of the Budva Riviera and swimming in the refreshing waters of the Adriatic. Here you can take fantastic photos of the fairytale island of Sveti Stefan, a private resort that once attracted the likes of Sophia Loren, Sylvester Stallone, Princess Margaret and Claudia Schiffer. After soaking up the sun, head to the village of Przno to enjoy a seafood lunch at Langust restaurant, where you can sit on the terrace and watch fishing boats bob in the water.
A great way to burn off the calories from lunch is to take a hiking tour in the mountains. Hike across the Vrmac Ridge for spectacular views over the Bay of Kotor, then make your way down to the eco village of Gornja Lastva, where you can see inside a traditional house and taste local produce.
After watching the sunset over the ocean, stroll through the cobblestone streets of Budva Old Town, then enjoy authentic Montenegrin cuisine at Konoba Stari Grad, followed by a cocktail or two in one of the town’s lively outdoor cafés and bars.